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Playa del Janubio break guidePhoto by: carmelo peñate sosa

Playa del Janubio Surf Guide

Playa del Janubio in Lanzarote is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Watch out for rocks.

Playa del Janubio Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa del Janubio:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa del Janubio occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Playa del Janubio (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa del Janubio with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in January while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa del Janubio Location Map

Interactive Playa del Janubio surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Playa del Janubio is Lanzarote (Lanzerote) Airport (ACE) in Canary Islands, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa del Janubio is Fuerteventura Airport (FUE), also in Canary Islands, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Playa del Janubio Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 4 February 2023, 22:45 Local Time
SatSunday 05
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Playa del Janubio

Surf stats for Playa del Janubio, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Playa del Janubio

Wind stats for Playa del Janubio, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Playa del Janubio. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reefReef and point
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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
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Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa del Janubio: